1/2 gott is the new project of sneaker from dresden/berlin and scannoir from zurich, who share their love for ebm and synth pop not only when djing but also when producing. in several nights and with the help of a decent group of instruments, they have evoked a series of tracks that can certainly be subsumed as new swiss wave. the first record is entitled 1/2 gott and will be followed by gott in the foreseeable future. the result is music that sounds as if the iron curtain had never fallen. although sneaker likes to step to the microphone, he leaves the vocals to scannoir, who gives the perfect counterpart for the menacing beats with his deep laments. the tracks are little masterpieces in the matter of repetition with whipping drums and off-beat percussions. however, they cannot disguise their hymn-like gesture. this must be the sound of a sunrise over the industrial area.
the original jazz dance classic is finally re-pressed once again on a beautiful 7inch and with the original label artwork. this cover of pharoah sanders original anthem was one of the biggest records when it was released back in 2002 and was played all across the globe by everyone from gilles peterson to united future organization. proper jap-jazz but recorded in sweden and produced by no other than mad mats himself!
very limited repress. making a return to the scene after an extended hiatus is vuo records, who mark their reemergence with a no nonsense four tracker from newcomer shuffless.
the a1 launches with * gotta go*, a deep-rooted house track carried along by a dreamy synth and some proper retro feels. phonogenic jumps onboard with a deep and driving remix of * gotta go* on the a2. a real lights down moment.
* yössä* kicks off the b side, a mood focused jam that twists and turns between house and techno. the ep closes with another remix of * gotta go*, this time from tm shuffle. its a subtle but hypnotic tribal affair.
after sharing his flair for producing polished house grooves on kwench records’ last ep, philly veteran pete moss returns to collaborate with cassy on the fifth release. this instalment gives two original tracks, and introduces aus music steamroller marquis hawkes into the fold as remixer. keeping to mind that cassy’s motive was to produce with esteemed artists that she personally came to admire, to be enlisted on two eps is a testament to moss’s finesse. for marquis hawkes, cassy’s admiration runs deep into his ability to expertly produce quality house music on many levels. last year he had three critically exclaimed releases on aus music, with ‘the basement is burning’ ep securing its place as a summer smash.
in a post apocalyptic world, a squad of heroes fights to save what remains of humanity. a dystopian future among landscapes, desolate alien enemies and mysterious architectures, the survival of our species becomes an unexpected return to life. music by giorgio gigli with remixes from acronym and rafael anton irisarri. 180 gram vinyl ep plus flexidisc and download code.
collaborating with producers cassy holds in high regard is the modus operandi of her newly launched label, kwench records. powered by the finesse of us veteran pete moss, the fourth ep dips the imprint into a slicker, more sensual side to house music. and adding fire to the flame is the legendary ron trent, who completes the release with a scorching ten-minute remix. cassy launched kwench records with a burning appetite to create house music with esteemed producers whose careers could be defined by their eagerness to experiment. with her championing moss’s and trent’s productions for years, she approached the fourth release confident that their collaborative material would be dynamite. cassy, among hundreds of her peers in the dance music sphere, has been an ardent admirer of chicago house hero ron trent for years. with a huge back catalogue dating back to 1990 its safe to say he holds a special place within dance music.
as the buzz surrounding her latest single you gotta be continues to spread, uk soul artist, soulful emma louise s.e.l celebrates with a vinyl release of this flanked by her new single. having recently featured on talkradios, badass women s hour with a wonderful accapella and interview, soulful emma louise s cover of des ree s wonderfully uplifting song you gotta be resonates with authentic old skool hip hop and 90s soul characteristics and is a must for vinyl lovers everywhere. making the vinyl release even more special is the flipside s beautiful new recreated version of dexter wansels classic the sweetest pain, s.e.l s forthcoming new single, which updates the expansive soulful musical message for todays dance floors. produced by quantize record s own gary hudgins, this s.e.l double header marks another milestone in s.e.l s on going journey with her first vinyl release. record store day is something really special and i m so excited to be part of it with the new release. its always an amazing day as you connect with fellow music lovers and friends as well as getting the chance to pick up some of the most collectable and distinguished vinyl releases s.e.l
the immense popular debut album by the corrs is available on vinyl for the first time ever!
forgiven, not forgotten is the debut album by the corrs. the album was primarily produced by david foster, with additional production by jim corr. it became internationally popular, but nowhere more so than their homeland, where the lp’s four-times-platinum status made it one of the most popular debuts by an irish group.
pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
deep dreamy and melancholic techno tracks by tserg, 25-year-old producer from, singapore. written over a period of 4 months, forgotten times is about the dreams we once had and forgot, the present moments that we forget to cherish and the ideals we used to believe and fight for but no longer do so. the intro is a hopeful track for the time when we started to dream. by the time we reach the outro, these memories have become fragmented and we struggle to even remember them. thankfully, time travel has always been possible in our minds when we think about the past or future. this transmat like production by tserg brings us from the future to the past in forgotten times but the listener is free to travel in whichever direction they want. limited to 150 copies.
electronic pop act penelope is the second release on fellow swede pjotr’s label. backed up by remixes from roger 23 and physical therapy, the band offers three dystopian pop songs spanning from futuristic, villainous r&b to trance filled breakbeat ending with a guitar based ballad - all songs being infected by penelope’s machiavellian lusting vocals.
roger 23 delivers two versions of the title track, the first a forceful chi-town beat adventure with raw outer space chords (including full original vox), the second a reduced effective piercing dub straight from the outer sphere. physical therapy closes with a psychedelic version of “rattlesnake” built around hard-hitting tribal drums.
WHAT I GOTTA DO (THE ROLANDO SIMMONS REMIXES) (10 INCH)
10" Vinyl UK13.10.17
very limited 10- release! new electro talent rolando simmons delivers two charged remixes of penelope’s “what i gotta do” as the follow up to their debut ep on redcurls. simmons starts out with a gushing yet dreamy electro version of wigd, complete with shattering snares and claps, keeping lush chords and whirling vocal samples firmly in place.
the b-side hears a slower perhaps more seductive side of roland taking on the title track. a pulsating bass line leads you into an intimate room of sound filled with warm breath sand possessed vocals, complimented and caressed by a slinking synth melody, spun in mystery by the help of careful harp strings. download code included.
der frontmann der rolling stones ist solo unterwegs und veröffentlichte zu seinem 74. geburtstag zwei singles “gotta get a grip / england lost” die ihm sehr am herzen liegen. Über “gotta get a grip” sagte mick jagger: “ich denke, die botschaft ist, dass du trotz all der dinge, die gerade geschehen, dein leben weiterleben und du selbst sein musst.”
zum kommenden album des aus wien stammenden djs & produzenten urbs, veröffentlicht beat art department eine ep mit remixen von retrogott, brenk sinatra und cookin soul. es handelt sich nicht um ein instrumental-album, sondern um eine sammlung mit zwölf souligen hip hop-nummern, die mit handverlesenen vokalisten der internationalen rap-, dancehall- und soul-szene aufwarten. neben den new yorkern wordsworth von emc sowie r.a. the rugged man, finden sich u.a. ward 21 aus kingston, jamaika, voice monet aus new orleans, blu rum 13 von one self aus washington dc, als auch alte weggefährten wie der wiener skero oder der wahl-münchner blabbwona von abstract art auf dem album.
wake up! 009 catches steevio in a lonesome mood. over three tracks the freerotation co-founder cruises through weightless negative space, sketching out contours against a backdrop of deep shadows and warm, melancholic pads. * machlud* opens like a mission statement, sorrowful and barely-there, before moving to the more nervous lounging of * forgotten futures.* on the b-side * green therapy* picks up the pace, bouncing with a lightly kinetic swing. luis remix wrings some raw pathos from the originals immaculate depths. yet it remains of a piece with the source material, rounding out an ep of heady, ephemeral moments.
> love you gotta lose again < is a special edition 10 inch all white vinyl and double standards fourth release in an outstanding run of body loosening musical creations on gadi mizrahis pioneering imprint. 2017 repress
psychemagik are back after a brief hiatus with two solid disco floor burners, the first track gotta hold on me a 12 mins plus hypnotic, soulful disco jam that gets deep under the skin with a groove that gives no mercy. the flip wildman smacks hard with sleazy vocals and a mesmerising rhodes hook, given a contemporary twist with a subtle kick n snare, this 12inch packs serious heat! perfect late night shenanigans.
retrogott (d) und motion man (usa) haben eine platte zusammen gemacht. retrogott & motion man am mic / retrogott am beat / retrogott & hulk hodn, sowie kutmasta kurt an den cuts / barto (i love you) am artwork. die platte ist gut!
super limited taster 12- from detroit based vocalist extraordinaire nikki o ! recent collaborative efforts have brought nikki back into the limelight, following her stunning mini lp on moodymann s mahogani music back in 2005 very little information available on this one, we know only that it s a one-off ahead of a wider released project - but safe to say it s a superb 12-, featuring two versions of new track gotta believe a thumpin house rub sits on the a side, floating the distinctive badu style delivery over a perfectly pitched groove on the flip, we re treated to an inspired rework of an underground boogie gem which suits the vocal like it was meant to be ! first come first served on this one folks - destined for big things !